The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 1589 1356 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.71% 19.25% 16.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.81% 23.31% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1180 1036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Agile Software Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5515 5818 6075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.77% 82.58% 81.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4477 4651 5197
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region.

Agile Software Development Salary Trend in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Agile Software Development Salary Histogram in the North West

Agile Software Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 899 £40,000 - 167
Cheshire +4 437 £40,000 +6.66% 110
Lancashire +7 136 £35,000 -12.50% 29
Merseyside 0 93 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Cumbria -2 6 £30,750 -12.14% 1
Agile Software Development
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 1388 (44.05%) .NET
2 1276 (40.50%) C#
3 958 (30.40%) Scrum
4 955 (30.31%) SQL Server
5 936 (29.70%) ASP.NET
6 925 (29.36%) JavaScript
7 918 (29.13%) HTML
8 880 (27.93%) SQL
9 876 (27.80%) MVC
10 847 (26.88%) TDD
11 811 (25.74%) CSS
12 614 (19.49%) Java
13 545 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 530 (16.82%) Finance
15 513 (16.28%) WCF
16 486 (15.42%) jQuery
17 474 (15.04%) Degree
17 474 (15.04%) Web Services
17 474 (15.04%) Microsoft
18 399 (12.66%) SDLC
19 392 (12.44%) Windows
20 387 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
21 384 (12.19%) HTML5
22 380 (12.06%) OO
23 337 (10.70%) .NET Framework
24 332 (10.54%) BDD
25 328 (10.41%) XML
26 310 (9.84%) Software Engineering
27 306 (9.71%) Project Management
28 284 (9.01%) Web Application Development

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 158 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 140 (4.44%) Node.js
3 94 (2.98%) CMS
4 62 (1.97%) WebLogic
5 57 (1.81%) IIS
5 57 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 51 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 50 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 49 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
8 49 (1.56%) Apache
9 46 (1.46%) Umbraco
10 37 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 36 (1.14%) Tomcat
12 32 (1.02%) JBoss
13 22 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 22 (0.70%) WordPress
14 21 (0.67%) Alfresco
15 20 (0.63%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 233 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 69 (2.19%) MS Project
3 47 (1.49%) MS Office
4 46 (1.46%) Photoshop
5 30 (0.95%) InfoPath
6 28 (0.89%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
8 19 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
10 9 (0.29%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.13%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.095%) Mingle
13 2 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.063%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.063%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 64 (2.03%) Magento
2 57 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.35%) Visualfiles
5 9 (0.29%) Tridion
6 8 (0.25%) Exstream
7 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.063%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.063%) Agresso
11 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.063%) Sage ERP X3
12 1 (0.032%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.032%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.032%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 126 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (2.13%) SaaS
3 61 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (1.94%) Office 365
4 15 (0.48%) GitHub
5 13 (0.41%) Route 53
6 10 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.29%) Trello
8 8 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (0.25%) PaaS
9 6 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.16%) Yammer
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
10 5 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.032%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 134 (4.25%) Internet
2 60 (1.90%) HTTP
3 44 (1.40%) Wireless
4 27 (0.86%) VPN
5 21 (0.67%) Network Security
6 11 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.32%) Broadband
7 10 (0.32%) SAN
8 9 (0.29%) Intranet
9 8 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.25%) IPsec
9 8 (0.25%) PPTP
9 8 (0.25%) OpenVPN
10 7 (0.22%) GPRS
10 7 (0.22%) UMTS
11 5 (0.16%) VoIP
11 5 (0.16%) WLAN
11 5 (0.16%) WAN
11 5 (0.16%) DHCP
11 5 (0.16%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 955 (30.31%) SQL Server
2 193 (6.13%) MySQL
3 192 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 141 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 101 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 88 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 86 (2.73%) Oracle Database
8 80 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 76 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 73 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
11 63 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 63 (2.00%) MongoDB
12 53 (1.68%) Relational Database
13 43 (1.36%) Big Data
14 28 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (0.63%) OLAP
18 17 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
19 16 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 235 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 222 (7.05%) NUnit
3 192 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 181 (5.74%) Selenium
5 166 (5.27%) Visual Studio
6 131 (4.16%) MSTest
7 121 (3.84%) Moq
8 119 (3.78%) Rhino Mocks
9 97 (3.08%) Subversion
10 96 (3.05%) Jenkins
11 89 (2.82%) SoapUI
12 84 (2.67%) JIRA
13 69 (2.19%) SpecFlow
14 58 (1.84%) Cucumber
15 53 (1.68%) JUnit
16 47 (1.49%) Hudson
17 46 (1.46%) Eclipse
18 45 (1.43%) WebDriver
19 40 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 39 (1.24%) Maven
General
1 530 (16.82%) Finance
2 196 (6.22%) Retail
3 139 (4.41%) Marketing
4 89 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 89 (2.82%) Banking
5 84 (2.67%) Games
6 56 (1.78%) Advertising
7 50 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 46 (1.46%) Legal
9 25 (0.79%) Back Office
10 21 (0.67%) Music Industry
11 20 (0.63%) Electronics
12 17 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.44%) Billing
14 13 (0.41%) Automotive
15 10 (0.32%) Law
16 8 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.19%) Publishing
17 6 (0.19%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1779 (56.46%) Developer
2 681 (21.61%) .NET Developer
3 353 (11.20%) Analyst
4 325 (10.31%) C# Developer
5 263 (8.35%) Senior Developer
6 215 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 202 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 185 (5.87%) Software Developer
9 171 (5.43%) Business Analyst
10 167 (5.30%) Java Developer
11 148 (4.70%) Architect
12 145 (4.60%) Test Analyst
13 126 (4.00%) Tester
14 119 (3.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 109 (3.46%) Web Developer
16 96 (3.05%) Software Engineer
16 96 (3.05%) ASP.NET Developer
17 94 (2.98%) Front-End Developer
18 92 (2.92%) Graduate
19 90 (2.86%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1388 (44.05%) .NET
2 936 (29.70%) ASP.NET
3 918 (29.13%) HTML
4 811 (25.74%) CSS
5 545 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 513 (16.28%) WCF
7 486 (15.42%) jQuery
8 474 (15.04%) Web Services
9 384 (12.19%) HTML5
10 337 (10.70%) .NET Framework
11 328 (10.41%) XML
12 258 (8.19%) AngularJS
13 230 (7.30%) SOAP
14 194 (6.16%) WPF
15 192 (6.09%) CSS3
16 189 (6.00%) RESTful
17 163 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 156 (4.95%) REST
19 148 (4.70%) J2EE
20 146 (4.63%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 268 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 216 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 171 (5.43%) User Experience
5 105 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
6 96 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
7 68 (2.16%) iPhone
8 56 (1.78%) Replication
9 53 (1.68%) N-Tier
10 44 (1.40%) Statistics
11 41 (1.30%) Visualisation
12 36 (1.14%) Client/Server
13 33 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 33 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 29 (0.92%) NHS
15 28 (0.89%) iPad
16 26 (0.83%) Streaming Music
17 23 (0.73%) Telematics
18 19 (0.60%) Tandem
19 18 (0.57%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 392 (12.44%) Windows
2 226 (7.17%) Android
3 200 (6.35%) Apple iOS
4 196 (6.22%) Linux
5 34 (1.08%) UNIX
6 27 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
7 15 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.38%) Windows CE
9 12 (0.38%) CentOS
9 12 (0.38%) Windows Phone
10 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.095%) AIX
14 3 (0.095%) HPUX
14 3 (0.095%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 958 (30.40%) Scrum
2 876 (27.80%) MVC
3 847 (26.88%) TDD
4 399 (12.66%) SDLC
5 387 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
6 380 (12.06%) OO
7 332 (10.54%) BDD
8 310 (9.84%) Software Engineering
9 306 (9.71%) Project Management
10 284 (9.01%) Web Application Development
11 275 (8.73%) E-Commerce
12 245 (7.78%) Dependency Injection
13 221 (7.01%) Unit Testing
14 211 (6.70%) Waterfall
15 205 (6.51%) Kanban
16 199 (6.32%) PRINCE2
17 198 (6.28%) Mentoring
18 196 (6.22%) Web Development
19 185 (5.87%) SOA
20 171 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1276 (40.50%) C#
2 925 (29.36%) JavaScript
3 880 (27.93%) SQL
4 614 (19.49%) Java
5 233 (7.39%) PHP
6 208 (6.60%) T-SQL
7 173 (5.49%) C++
8 149 (4.73%) VB.NET
9 86 (2.73%) Ruby
10 83 (2.63%) VB
11 77 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 77 (2.44%) Python
12 66 (2.09%) C
13 62 (1.97%) Objective-C
14 59 (1.87%) VBA
15 57 (1.81%) PowerShell
16 40 (1.27%) Perl
17 35 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 20 (0.63%) PHP5
19 17 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 474 (15.04%) Degree
2 151 (4.79%) ISEB
3 87 (2.76%) ISTQB
4 50 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 41 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 39 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 31 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 30 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 28 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (0.63%) PMP
11 15 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.48%) MCSD
12 10 (0.32%) MCP
13 9 (0.29%) MCAD
13 9 (0.29%) CCNA
13 9 (0.29%) MCTS
13 9 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.22%) HNC
14 7 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (8.54%) QA
2 10 (0.32%) HL7
2 10 (0.32%) ISO 9001
2 10 (0.32%) SLA
3 3 (0.095%) COBIT
3 3 (0.095%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.063%) WCAG
4 2 (0.063%) WAI
4 2 (0.063%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.063%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.032%) FATCA
5 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.032%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (0.70%) Docker
2 14 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.22%) vSphere
4 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.063%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.063%) vCloud
6 1 (0.032%) XenServer
6 1 (0.032%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.032%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.86%) Puppet
3 22 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 13 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.095%) Nagios
6 3 (0.095%) Opsview
7 2 (0.063%) vMotion
7 2 (0.063%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.063%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.063%) Netcool
7 2 (0.063%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.032%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.032%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.032%) Graphite
8 1 (0.032%) Ansible
8 1 (0.032%) Salt
8 1 (0.032%) Oozie
Vendors
1 474 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 245 (7.78%) Oracle
3 53 (1.68%) Google
4 51 (1.62%) Zend
5 45 (1.43%) Facebook
6 43 (1.36%) IBM
7 28 (0.89%) Sitecore
8 27 (0.86%) VMware
8 27 (0.86%) SAP
9 22 (0.70%) Business Objects
10 21 (0.67%) Twitter
11 19 (0.60%) HP
12 18 (0.57%) Apple
13 16 (0.51%) DevExpress
14 14 (0.44%) Stellent
14 14 (0.44%) Adobe
15 13 (0.41%) EMC
15 13 (0.41%) OpenText
16 11 (0.35%) Capita
16 11 (0.35%) Informatica
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